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Steel Market Update

It is the mission of Steel Market Update to inform, educate, and motivate our readers on the ever changing steel market. We have a responsibility to provide our subscribers with accurate and timely insights into the key market forces and trends affecting price and supply of steel and related commodities. We take pride in the value that we provide to our members and our reputation as a leader in flat rolled and plate steel market news and analysis. SMU is also a leader in steel training and we host two of the largest steel conferences (SMU Steel Summit Conference and Tampa Steel Conference) in North America.


Since 2004, FFJournal has gained a reputation for its original content and creative approach to metal fabricating and forming. In every issue, our audience of metal fabricators and OEM/end users have come to expect a variety of information ranging from dynamic cover stories to the latest in processing technologies, special reports, market trends and industry news.

Trend Publishing Metals Group (TPMG) includes FFJournal, Modern Metals, Consumables, Metal Service Centers Regional, The Metals Directory Annual, The Metal Fabricators Directory, and www.metalsandmetalworkingsearch.com.

Modern Metals

In 2019, Modern Metals celebrated 75 years of covering the metals industry. Long regarded as the premier publication among metal service centers, fabricators and OEM/end users, Modern Metals has built a long-standing reputation by reporting on day-to-day business operations as well as company profiles, processing technologies, distribution and production, industry news and market trends in every issue.

Trend Publishing Metals Group (TPMG) includes Modern Metals, FFJournal, Consumables, Metal Service Centers Regional, The Metals Directory Annual, The Metal Fabricators Directory, and www.metalsandmetalworkingsearch.com.

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International®, (FMA) is a professional organization with more than 2,500 individual and company members who work together to advance the metal processing, forming, and fabricating industry. Founded in 1970, FMA brings fabricators, metal producers, equipment manufacturers, and service providers together through professional development programs, industry-exclusive networking events, market-leading publications, meaningful volunteer opportunities, and FABTECH. FMA members can also choose any of the following affiliations for additional benefits and networking opportunities: Tube & Pipe Association (TPA), Outside Processors Council (OPC), and Association of Steel Distributors (ASD).

Metal Centre News

Metal Center News is the trade magazine of the metals distribution industry: the service centers that warehouse, process and distribute carbon and stainless steels, aluminum and copper and brass. MetalCenterNews.com,eMCN and MCN Digital are the only online resources specifically targeting distributors and processors of steel, aluminum and copper products, as well as toll processors. For more information about Metal Center News visit www.metalcenternews.com